Our February issue is perfect for heating up your winter. It’s our annual swimsuit spectacular, and it’s hotter than ever. If you like beauties on the beach, prepare to lose your speech—these pics will have you babbling incoherently and motivated to the max. We’ll also have the Diet Doc, Joe Klemczewski, Ph.D., with more of his abs-for-life blueprint, a profile on up-and-coming strongman Jon-Clark Eklund and the 10 keys to a worldrecord bench press—or at least an impressive new personal record.
TRAIN, EAT, GROW 160
Our TEG guys have more tips for adding size. One-set mass-blasting finishers, anyone? Good stuff!
Jacob Kehrer dropped 50 pounds of fat and built a competition physique in 20 weeks. Talk about motivation!
Get ready for our annual salute to sizzle—20 pages of beautiful babes in skimpy swimsuits made to highlight their curves and heat up your winter. See, you’re sweating already.
ARMS: GO SLOW TO GROW
National-level bodybuilder Josh Bergeron outlines his tempo-control arm-swole workout. Keep the tension high to build more size.
ABS FOR LIFE
Joe Klemczewski, Ph.D., a.k.a. the Diet Doc, takes you through Part 2 of his blueprint for a permanent six-pack: perfection and practicality.
A BODYBUILDER IS BORN: GENERATIONS
Ron Harris asks the question: So you think you train hard? Most people do, but you’ll be surprised once you learn the true meaning of intensity.
Top trainer Curtis Fisher tells how he transformed Sheriff’s Deputy David Whiteside from fat to fit—40 pounds of blubber gone.
10 KEYS TO A WORLD-RECORD BENCH PRESS
Strength expert Ben Tatar reveals the 10 secrets of driving up a world record—or at least a new P.R.
Roger Lockridge lays out a complete shoulder-size-shocker with the rest/pause-drop method.
X-FIT: TIME-BOMB TRAINING
Cornell Hunt has 10 quick tips to cut down your workouts and beef up your gains.
TRAIN TO GAIN
Do you really need to squat? Plus pro bodybuilder Lee Labrada outlines his favorite ab-etching routine.
EAT TO GROW
Potassium can get you ripped in more ways than one, and three tips to fire up your fat loss now.
Mr. Natural Olympia John Hansen reveals the diet that helped him win the Mr. Universe again at age 49.
Workout architect Steve Holman tells how to determine your best exercise for muscle size. Also a look at stage sets.
Coach Charles Poliquin on rest intervals for rapid fat loss.
Jerry Brainum looks at stress, bodyfat and cortisol.
NEWS & VIEWS
L.T. at the Nationals, Cutler comes back, good-bye to the Myth and other interesting stuff on the big and buff.
Dave Goodin looks at deadlifts for older guys, and Ron Harris admits, “What I Would Tell the Younger Me.”
Coach Bill Starr has the 411 on front squats. Plus, Arina Manta and Guy Grundy in the gym, and how eating more protein can get you lean.
Cover lover, smart training tempo and the intimidation factor.